February 20, 2014

Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub DIY

sugar body scrub DIY

Not that I complain about it EVERY DAY or anything... but I really feel that this cold, miserable weather has stayed too long at this party. Every part of my body is super dry, and my elbows are almost raw at this point. This inspired me to invent a good, moisturizing body scrub for myself, and I must say it's doing the trick :)

First, I picked up a 16-oz tin at the container store, (any 16-oz container tub will do.) and went to work testing out some ingredients. The following was my favorite combination:

1 cup raw organic sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
a few drops of tea tree oil

+ The tea tree oil is optional, as it will alter the smell of your scrub. I added it because of the antibacterial properties... I use it to shoo away zits all the time. It's a great ingredient to throw in there if you exfoliate your bikini area, to avoid ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving :P

+ I like the big granules of the raw sugar, combined with the small ones in the brown sugar. I found that the big grains alone were a bit too harsh, and the small ones melted away in the shower too quickly. This is the perfect balance!

+ It smells delicious! (sans tea tree oil...)

+ Smoothest skin ever. After I use it, I feel like sex on a stick. Seriously, I stroll out of the shower with my mad-smooth skin, and I'm unstoppable. (Thanks coconut oil :)

organic sugar body scrub recipe


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  1. this sounds absolutely HEAVENLY! I've got to try it out :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

    1. it's really, really good :)

  2. I really need to try a moisturizer or scrub at home! I'm a huge fan of coconut oil and keep a little tub of it mixed with tea tree oil for the ol' zits too ;)

    1. hmm, coco oil with tea tree oil sounds like such a genius idea!!

  3. Great DIY, definitely want to try this one!

  4. I love scrubs. They are so easy. I will have try putting honey in mine as I've never done that before. FYI on the tins though - these do rust if they come in contact with water so probably stick with plastic in the shower. Thanks for sharing!

    1. hmm... actually, i've got a little tin dish from lush that they sell to go along with their buffy bar. i've had it for a few years... it's a little scummy admittedly, but no rust :P it's how i got the idea to pick up this container. this container is actually currently in the shower, so we'll see how it turns out!

  5. Oh wow! I must try this :)

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